How Not to Kill Yourself: A Survival Guide for Imaginative Pessimists (Good Life)
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
ISBN 10: 1621061973
ISBN 13: 978-1621061977
Are you inclined to escape the crumminess of everyday life into fantasy worlds? Are you smart and imaginative in a way that isn't really suited to your surroundings? Are you definitely misunderstood, likely angry, and almost certainly depressed? Set Sytes, hailing from the UK, would prefer you stay alive and sort things out rather than the alternative, thanks. He figures there are better opportunities for you out there and lays it all out in a way that's compelling, funny, sharp, and useful. This zine turned book (please don't call it a self-help guide, asks the author) is ultimately about how to be a person in the world. It can be done non-miserably, we promise.
[Review Quote] ""Sytes uses humor and blunt speech to help shake the reader out of their funk. He doesn't try to gloss over people's pain with fluffy words about seeing the brighter side. He is gritty, real, and tells it like it is. ... The advice offered will also help people live a better life, even if they aren't truly suicidal. "" - Paige Lovitt, ReaderViews ""Readers will find the short format and personal approach immediately accessible and appealing. How Not to Kill Yourself was written with no age range in mind, simply for the depressed. It will fill a great need in school and public libraries serving pre-teens to adults." Voices of Youth Advocates magazine, April 2018" - Laura DeGroft, Voices of Youth Advocates